This is a guest post by Davida.
We’re always working on our games. As poker players, we know learning is a lifelong process, one we now have more time to commit to, thanks to these innovative poker apps.
Poker Cruncher (Android & iPhone)
Often referred to as advanced Poker Stove, this poker odds calculator puts your opponents on hand ranges, unknowns, and specific cards.
It supports up to a 10 person table, and creates tens of thousands of random hands within seconds. Poker Cruncher includes deal-to-flop and flop texture analysis, and has the ability to save and load more hand ranges than you will ever need….up to 100.
The app comes in two varieties: Lite and Pro. The Lite version is an easy to use Texas Hold’ em pot odds calculator, but lacks most of the features of the pro version, and won’t satisfy most serious players. Poker Cruncher Pro ($4.99) has no restrictions. The media has had nothing but good things to say about the app that inspired a Two Plus Two forum user to write this post, “I use this everyday. pretty sick doing pokermaths sitting in chipotle. well worth $5. ty. every poker player that leaves the house should have this. better than pokerstove.”
MTT players might also want to also check out Tournament Cruncher.
Insta Poker (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
The Insta Poker app looks so revolutionary, I’m tempted to go out and buy an iPad just to use it. It’s the closest most of us will come to training with top pros including Antonio Esfandiari, Huck Seed, Dan O’Brien and Jonathan Little. Every move you make is evaluated by a poker pro, followed by instant feedback. After each hand, a detailed explanation pops up on the screen to shed light on the way the pros think and play. Instead of being berated in a chat box for one questionable play, wait for an expert opinion on Insta Poker where a poker professional will explain why you made the wrong decision and why he thinks a different play would have been more effective.
An article in Poker news says, regardless of the outcome, Insta Poker rewards players for making the right decision. Poker news explains, “In poker, results-oriented thinking can be destructive to a player’s game. You can make an optimal move and still lose the hand. The important thing to consider is the long-term result of each play and ensuring it has a positive expectation.”
All game scenarios, called hand-packs, have been created by Insta Poker pros to demonstrate winning strategies. The free download comes with one free preview hand-pack, called No Limit Hold’ em Strategies. Additional hand-packs can be won or purchased on topics including, Dan O’Brien’s, Mashing Main Events: WPT LA Poker Classic, Antonio Esfandiari’s advanced pack, The Magician’s Secrets for Winning Tournaments and Jonathan Little’s, Avoiding Pitfalls: Eliminate Costly Mistakes.
Poker Income (Free: Android & iPhone)
Your game has improved so dramatically, it’s time to find out specifically what kind of results you are achieving. Poker Income tracks your hourly rate of pay, and has a feature to record your withdrawals and manage your bankroll. The app gives live players the advantage of playing with a H.U.D that stores statistics taken from you and your opponents from past games, such as VPIP, C-Bet, Check-Raise and Aggression Factor. Poker Income records your wins and losses, while you track your progress from a live Chart on your smartphone. Additional screenshots include a Cash Game Report and a Year-to-Date Report.
Visulax Poker Strategy & Mental Training (Android & iPhone)
Imagine an app that can help you avoid tilt, shake off bad beats, even get a better night’s sleep. Visulax Poker Strategy & Mental Training works on a player’s mental game, improving focus and managing emotions at the table. The app uses visualization, relaxation and guided meditation to send positive messages and help players visualize success. Visulax Poker allows you to set a daily goal that will show on the main screen, save the goal to your calendar, and rate your progress. Visulax Poker’s website says it is only available at the Apple store, but you can find it at the Google Play Store or on your Android Device, for $4.99
Each one of these belongs in a poker player’s arsenal. These remarkable poker apps will help you move forward with your poker career, even when you’re out and about. Bring your Smartphone along, and take your game to the next level.